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Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original

G. Passier & Sohn GmbH - Item #14937
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The Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle has been specifically designed to be particularly easy on the horse while also conveying an exclusive feeling for the rider which is why it is often the top choice for professional riders.  The Optimum was designed to ensure the perfect riding position and is now available with an even narrower twist for closer contact with the horse. The Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle has been designed to Passier’s legendary standards and features the PS Baum® tree.  The tree is made from a wood laminate reinforced with bamboo to allow for tremendous flexibility for both the rider's feel and the horse's comfort. The tree for this model is wider at the back allowing for a roomier, extra deep, and softly padded seat. This saddle also features Passier's Freedom® Panel System to provide optimized wither clearance, making this saddle excellently suited to horses with wide or particularly sensitive withers. With Freedom Panels, the saddle panels are lowered (without impacting the width of the saddle tree) to create a wider saddle channel. The wider saddle channel allows maximum clearance of the horse's spine and withers to allow for greater freedom of movement under saddle, as well as broader surface contact with the horse's back for overall better fit.

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  • Modified PS Baum® tree, short-pointed to allow increased shoulder freedom for the horse and is wider at the back creating a roomier, deeper, seat for the rider
  • Gusseted, wool flocked, Freedom® panel system to allow for more wither clearance and a wider channel
  • Generous flap with thick thigh supports to support a correct position
  • Standard long, straight billets
  • Supple and luxurious calf leather seat and knee inserts break in quickly
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16.5" saddle - 15.7"
17" saddle - 16.7"
17.5" saddle - 17.5"
18" saddle - 18.7"
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    <!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-aggregate-rating--> <div id="bvseo-aggregateRatingSection" itemprop="aggregateRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/AggregateRating"> <span class="bvseo-itemReviewed" itemprop="itemReviewed">Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original</span> is rated <span class="bvseo-ratingValue" itemprop="ratingValue">4.3</span> out of <span class="bvseo-bestRating" itemprop="bestRating">5</span> by <span class="bvseo-reviewCount" itemprop="reviewCount">7</span>. </div> <!--end-aggregate-rating--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="185037037"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Julia</span> from <span itemprop="name">Beautiful Saddle</span> <span itemprop="description">I have had this saddle for 2 years and it is top quality. I bought this saddle after trying many others and this fit both my horse and I perfectly. The saddle fitter came and made a minor adjustment but was very happy with the fit. My horse has high withers and this had full clearance. It has a narrow twist and a fairly deep seat with medium leg support. The leather is high quality and the seat is very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this saddle!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-01-24</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-01-24" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="180426097"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Chancy</span> from <span itemprop="name">FANTASTIC SADDLE</span> <span itemprop="description">I test rode this saddle and was amazed at the close contact it gave me with my horse. Seat is also super comfortable for those who like an extra narrow twist and minimal thigh blocks. Leather and workmanship are excellent as one would expect from a Passier. 100+ years of saddle making and they are still making an excellent product! Passier will build you your perfect saddle if one off the shelf needs some add ons. Their adjustable gullet plate can be changed as your horse develops and their saddles wear like iron. Thank you Smart Pak for your wonderful test ride program! It enabled me to find the right width saddle for my horse and the perfect seat comfort for me. Unfortunately, I need added front gussets and a few other custom features.... I was told you couldn't order for me. Alas, I have to order my new saddle from elsewhere. I will recommend both this saddle and Smart Pak to all my equestrian friends!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-06-09</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-06-09" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="88972392"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Deb13</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great saddle</span> <span itemprop="description">I have only had this saddle for about a month but am very pleased with it. My instructor and I have found a half pad added to my dressage pad puts this saddle in just the right position. My horse is a 16.2 German Warmblood and the wide tree fits well</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-09-08</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2015-09-08" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="54120195"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">1</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Missponypants</span> from <span itemprop="name">ITS AWFEL</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought this 3 weeks ago i got it and it had a mark in the seat i sent it back and got a new 1 and still there was a rip in the saddle O and it did not fit me .</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-02-14</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-02-14" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="41208926"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">amouse</span> from <span itemprop="name">Perfect</span> <span itemprop="description">I spent a long time searching for a saddle that made both my horse and me happy and the Optimum is the only one I found within my budget. My horse seems to love it due to the wide channel, good wither clearance, soft, squishy panels, great billet placement, and shoulder freedom. He is opinionated about saddles and in this one he gets round and relaxed very quickly. I love it because of its deep, soft seat that provides security but doesn't lock me in, narrow twist, and small/medium leg support. It is very adjustable and with a few alterations by a saddle fitter it's perfect. The quality of this saddle is also amazing. Mine is a few years old and still looks new.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-04-07</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-04-07" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="40724258"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Horse lover</span> from <span itemprop="name">easy to try this saddle</span> <span itemprop="description">For me the passier optimum was not that comfortable. I can say the horse did well in the saddle, so it was a good fit. I was delighted to order and receive the saddle withiin 10 days. It waas easy to send it back,and shipping was paid for by smart pack!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-03-21</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-03-21" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="19872766"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle - Original" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Trotwood</span> from <span itemprop="name">Perfect saddle for long legs</span> <span itemprop="description">The flaps on this saddle run long which is perfect for long legged riders like myself. A high quality, comfortable saddle. It has a narrower twist and the seat feels deep to me. 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